Jan 17, 2013 4:00pm PST
to supporting the f.a.a. and finding answers as quickly as possible. end quote. dan springer now with the news live in seattle not far from where teams assembled the dream liner, dan, this plane is loaded with a lot of new technology. is it not? >> it sure is, bill. it hasn't made a penny. but it's boeing showcase aircraft for sure. the 787 is the most technologically advanced and fuel efficient plane ever made. it's also supposed to provide the most comfort. it got there by using carbon composite instead of aluminum new electrical system one that generates twice as much power but weighs far less it also relies on lithium ion batteries certified by the faa but now being looked at because of these recent problems. airlines have had to cancel many flights as they scramble to find different planes that can fly these long routes, bill? >> dan is, there an incident occasion or do we know how long this could take boeing to get fixed? >> well, boeing has offered a quick, but temporary solution where the airlines would do more safety checks on those batteries. if that doesn't work, that doesn't get ac
Jan 16, 2013 4:00pm PST
for now. dan springer live in seattle where teams assem being the 787. the fa amp wants proof that batteries are safe before they can fly again is that what we can report? >> that is right, bill. the f.a.a. issued what they call an emergency air worthiness directive to potential fire risk in the 787 and grounding the u.s. airliner fleet grounded six planes all owned by united airline. this is a big change for the f.a.a. just last friday officials said the 787s were completely safe. even as they announced a comprehensive review of the plane's electrical system. even though analysts tell me they don't think the issue in japan today was all that serious in terms of the threat to the aircraft coming down. the feds have seen enough to jump in. all the recent problems the way the plane is powered. the lithium ion batteries are used to provide backup electricity. this directive will mean that united will be scrambling to move flights around -- planes around and flights getting cancelled. >> bill: how big of a problem is this for boeing. >> they may be getting close to a tipping point
Jan 15, 2013 4:00pm PST
in orlando. good luck, stu. dan brown latest mystery plot was a mystery flop. here is the guy behind the hit novel da vinci code. today, brown was set to unveil the name of his new novel which is due out in may. it involved some sort of lab borat puzzle like in the books which he would reveal in the title online but instead of a title, all the fans got were serve errorrer which is a very weird name for a book.